Art Movements

Sculpture

The Lansdowne Heracles at the Getty Villa

Heracles (or Hercules) is perhaps the most frequently depicted hero in Greek and Roman art. This sculpture from approximately 125 CE, known as the...

Maya M. Tola 29 December 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Ocean Breezes by Edward Henry Potthast

This seems to be the perfect painting depicting a nice memory of a summer vacation. It is titled Ocean Breezes and was painted by Edward Henry...

Alexandra Kiely 29 December 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Young Woman Peeling Apples by Nicolaes Maes

Today’s Masterpiece Story is about this lovely genre painting by Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693), a Dutch Golden Age painter who specialized in...

Alexandra Kiely 28 December 2022

Contemporary Art

Xaviera Simmons Enlightens at the Queens Museum

Xaviera Simmons: Crisis Makes a Book Club at the Queens Museum in New York (open until March 5, 2023) is an expansive solo exhibition of recent work...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 22 December 2022

Renaissance

Most Famous Winter in Art History: Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel

In the Bruegel Room in Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, 12 paintings hang in the space. They cover the final ten year period of the life of Pieter...

Wendy Gray 21 December 2022

Painting

Snowy Siberian Winter in Konstantin Korovin’s Eyes

If one thinks of winter in Siberia, one usually imagines loads of snow, fur hats, and hip flasks filled with some warming drink. What was winter like...

Magda Michalska 21 December 2022

Symbolism

Odilon Redon’s World of Darkness

The Balloon-Eye, The Crying Spider, The Cactus Man, The Cyclops… This is not a list of creatures from some horror movie. These are paintings...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 December 2022

Art History 101

Les Nabis 101

“Nabis” in Hebrew means “prophets.” In the Fall of 1888, a group of students at the Parisian Académie Julian disappointed with the strict...

Magda Michalska 17 December 2022

Marlene Dumas, Betrayal, 1994, private collection, courtesy of David Zwirner, New York. Installation view, Marlene Dumas. open-end at Palazzo Grassi, 2022. Photo by Marco Cappelletti con Filippo Rossi © Palazzo Grassi © Marlene Dumas. Women Artists

The Sublimity of Marlene Dumas’ Portraits in Venice

On view until January 8, 2023, the exhibition Open-End, curated by Caroline Bourgeois for Palazzo Grassi in Venice, is a kaleidoscope of faces and...

Carlotta Mazzoli 15 December 2022

Contemporary Art

Ai-Da: The AI Powered Robot Artist

Ai-Da, a humanoid robot-artist named after a female pioneering mathematician Ada Lovelace, has gained international attention after she was able to...

Agnieszka Cichocka 15 December 2022

Studio Roosegaarde, Van Gogh Path, 2012-2020, Eindhoven and Neunen, Netherlands. Studio Roosegaarde. Interview

Daan Roosegaarde and the Art of the Future

Where art meets science and technology, where light becomes a new language: Studio Roosegaarde created by renowned artist and innovator Daan...

Agnieszka Cichocka 15 December 2022

Contemporary Art

AI in Art: What Does It Mean?

I keep wondering if Leonardo da Vinci, who, in my opinion, was the most forward-thinking artist of all time, would have ever imagined that art would...

Agnieszka Cichocka 15 December 2022